This seven-video series provides an investigation into one of the biggest and most complex societal issues facing the world today. The lessons invite students to think critically about the connection between resource consumption and climate disruption, and explore a wealth of individual and collective actions to combat climate change using a lens of hope, equity, community resilience, and increased quality of life.
Part 1: Climate basics
Join Lake from Metro’s outreach team to explore the basics of climate change using graphs and observations to understand how human activity is altering our planet.
Part 2: Living with stuff
Join Ken and a panel of youth interns from Metro’s outreach team to explore the connections between our stuff, consumer culture, fossil fuel use, and global climate disruption.
Part 3: Making a t-shirt
Ken will show a series of short videos that follow the making of a t-shirt. You’ll see the world behind our clothes and learn where the most carbon dioxide is produced in the process.
Part 4: Earthrise
Lake will share a poem by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. You’ll have time to reflect and consider your personal reasons for wanting to see climate action.
Part 5: Climate justice
Join Lake to explore the concept of climate justice and learn about 13 climate justice advocates making a difference in their communities.
Part 6: Drawdown
Ken will guide you through Project Drawdown to analyze some impactful ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home and in your community.
Part 7: The time is now – taking action!
Lake and Ken team up to help you brainstorm opportunities to make real difference, take a pledge for climate action, and learn about local organizations connecting youth to activism.